November CE Blast
Westchester Center for the Study of
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
It’s Not About the Food:
Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders
and Disordered Eating

Saturday, November 17, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Renaissance Hotel: 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, NY
GO TO WCSPP.ORG  for complete brochure and to register

Continental Breakfast and registration : 8:30 am; keynotes start at 9:00 am

Judith Brisman, Ph.D., CEDS – “ When Actions Speak Louder than Words: A New Understanding   of the Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders ;”  Dr. Brisman will discuss how the effective treatment of eating disorders often requires a mix of behavioral intervention within a psychoanalytic framework where the "disowned" part of the patient becomes known. A comprehensive definition of various eating disorders, risk factors, treatment issues, the role of the family and transferential/countertransferential considerations will be addressed.

Theresa Kinsella, M.S., RD., “ Healthy Choices or Disordered Eating: What to Know and How to Treat”   Ms. Kinsella will describe the essential differences between disordered eating and healthy diet lifestyles, including the clinical strategies useful in responding to our "diet culture." The assessment and treatment of symptomatic eating behaviors, how to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food, and how to know when a referral to an eating disorder specialist is needed will be presented.
Following a buffet lunch, there will be three Clinical Presentations in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Approved for 5 CECs by NASW/CT
Register Today - Limited Seats Remain!
Developing Function-Based Behavior Support Plans , Fri, Nov 16 , explores the social worker’s role in the development, implementation and monitoring of plans
Attachment, Love and Couples , Mon, Nov 19 , examines distressed couples, attachment injuries, and goals for treatment
Working More Effectively with Male Clients , Mon, Dec 3 , offers gender-based treatment strategies for trauma and addiction
Successful Strategies for Working with Adolescents - Mon, Dec 10, examines techniques for engaging with adolescents and motivating them to work towards goals.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders , Fri, Dec 14 , provides micro and macro strategies for working with pre and postnatal mothers and families
Questions ? Contact us at or 959.200.3617
Medical Marijuana:
Answers  to 
Your  Questions

The strains, the laws and effects: How do they impact your clients?
This training will provide important context, to help give your clients quality information, help you understand their experience, and how marijuana may or may not be helpful for them. We will cover the history from antiquity through the present and discuss in depth the theoretical and real world applications of this evolving issue. Q&A session in the afternoon with a cannabis industry expert!
- Improve your knowledge about marijuana and its effects, and therapeutic uses
- Enhance your practice abilities to provide better guidance and information for your clients and increase your understanding of their experience
- Learn to better differentiate between, medical, recreational and problem use
Date:  January 10, 2019 
Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm for 5 CEUs 
Location:  Red Roof PLUS+, 440 Asylum St., Hartford, CT
Cost:  $150 register online at

This program has been approved for 5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal and is applicable to LMFTs, LPCs, and Psychologists!

Call or write David Aronson LCSW with any questions or concerns 207-331-4109,

Living into a New Way of Being
A Collaboration of Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center and Southern Connecticut State University Department of Social Work 
As clinicians, in this time of uncertainty, might we be called to
journey a different path in our clinical work?

One that enables us to trust our inner knowing in service of our clients. A contemplative path is one that honors what we know yet often remains hidden from our daily discourse and experience. It is one that unleashes hope and creativity, essential for individual and collective growth. In its wisdom, is the heart of all emotional healing. It reminds us that who we are in relationship to each other, institutionally and in society, affirms the way we wish to live in the world.  We will explore together through archetypal stories, poetry, music, art, Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, sacred texts and the integration of contemplative practices and texts with clinical theories, how to develop and deepen our clinical practice and connect more deeply with ourselves, our clients and our life’s work. 

This certificate program is offered over a four-month period from March to June, 2019, including two weekend retreats and two on-site contemplative consultation sessions at Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center in Madison, CT 36 CEU credits are offered to Connecticut LCSWs and LMFTs and to New York LCSWs, LMFTs, CAs, LMHCs, Creative Arts Therapists, and Nurses.

For more Program information and to apply, please visit: